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Heidi Appel
Heidi M. Appel

Senior Research Associate
Division of Plant Sciences

E-mail: appelh at missouri dot edu
Web site: Schultz-Appel Lab
Research: Chemical and molecular ecology of plant-insect interactions; how plants detect and respond with specificity to different kinds of insects; ecological and physiological constraints on plant chemical defenses.

 
Kristin Bilyeu
Kristin Bilyeu

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Division of Plant Sciences

E-mail: kristin dot bilyeu at ars dot usda dot gov
Web site: Bilyeu Lab
Research: Improving soybean seed composition for enhanced nutrition

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James Birchler
James A. Birchler

Curators' Professor
Division of Biological Sciences

E-mail: birchlerj at missouri dot edu
Research: Regulatory gene balance, dosage compensation, gene silencing, centromere activity and artificial chromosomes

Dale Blevins
Dale G. Blevins

Professor Emeritus
Division of Plant Sciences

E-mail: blevinsd at missouri dot edu
Research: macro/micronutrient concentrations in leaves of tall fescue during fall, winter, and spring

David Braun
David M. Braun

Associate Professor
Division of Biological Sciences

E-mail: braundm at missouri dot edu
Research: Genetic control of carbohydrate partitioning in plants

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Pamela Brown
Pamela J. Brown

Assistant Professor
Division of Biological Sciences

E-mail: brownpb at missouri dot edu
Research: Polar growth of the bacterial plant pathogen Agrobacterium tumefaciens

 
Jianlin (Jack) Cheng
Jianlin (Jack) Cheng

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science

E-mail: chengji at missouri dot edu
Web site: Cheng Lab
Research: computational tools to tackle biological problems, such as protein structure prediction, protein interaction, protein function prediction, biological sequence alignments, inference and simulation of biological networks, and genomics

Edward Coe
Edward H. Coe

Professor Emeritus
Division of Plant Sciences

E-mail: coee at missouri dot edu
Research: mapping mutants of maize

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Jason Cooley
Jason W. Cooley

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry

E-mail: cooleyjw at missouri dot edu
Research: We strive to understand how membrane protein structure and their fluctuations influence function and localization in a cell.

 
Ye Duan
Ye Duan

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science

E-mail: duanye at missouri dot edu
Web site: Duan Lab
Research: 3D phenotype analysis of plants by laser scanner and video cameras

 
David Emerich
David W. Emerich

Professor
Department of Biochemisty

E-mail: emerichd at missouri dot edu
Research: Enzymology, physiology and genomics of biological nitrogen fixation and related metabolic activities

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James English
James T. English

Professor
Division of Plant Sciences

E-mail: englishj at missouri dot edu
Research: Molecular biology and ecology of the fungus Phytophthora

 
Deborah Finke
Deborah L. Finke

Assistant Professor
Division of Plant Sciences

E-mail: finked at missouri dot edu
Research: ecological plant-insect interactions

Sherry Flint-Garcia
Sherry Flint-Garcia

Adjunct Assistant Profesor
Division of Plant Sciences

E-mail: sherry.flint-garcia at ars dot usda dot gov
Web site: Flint-Garcia Lab
Research: Using genetics, genomics, and breeding to understand agronomic traits in maize

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William Folk
William R. Folk

Professor
Department of Biochemisty

E-mail: folkw at missouri dot edu
Research: Gene expression and DNA replication of DNA tumor viruses; plant biotechnology and medical uses of plants

Felix Fritschi
Felix B. Fritschi

Associate Professor
Division of Plant Sciences

E-mail: fritschif at missouri dot edu
Web site: Fritschi Lab
Research: Plant physiology, stress tolerance, and plant nutrition

 
Candace Galen
Candace Galen

Professor
Division of Biological Sciences

E-mail: galenc at missouri dot edu
Research: Ecology and evolution in natural plant populations

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Walter Gassmann
Walter Gassmann

Professor
Division of Plant Sciences

E-mail: gassmannw at missouri dot edu
Research: Genetic and molecular analysis of plant disease resistance

Jason Gillman
Jason D. Gillman

Research Geneticist, USDA-ARS
Division of Plant Sciences

E-mail: Jason.Gillman@ars.usda.gov
Research: Identification of the underlying genetic basis for novel soybean seed traits to improve their nutrition and industrial utility.

Thomas Guilfoyle
Thomas J. Guilfoyle

Professor
Department of Biochemisty

E-mail: guilfoylet at missouri dot edu
Research: Transcriptional control by auxins in plants

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Perry Gustafson
Perry Gustafson

Adjunct Professor
Division of Plant Sciences

E-mail: Perry.Gustafson at ars.usda.gov
Research: Research is being conducted toward a better understanding of the genetic mechanisms controlling the introduction and expression of genes in wheat and rice using genetic, cytogenetic and molecular approaches.

 
Gretchen Hagen
Gretchen Hagen

Research Professor
Department of Biochemisty

E-mail: hageng at missouri dot edu
Research: Control of gene expression by plant growth regulators

Antje Heese
Antje Heese

Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemisty

E-mail: heesea at missouri.edu
Research: Membrane trafficking in plant innate immunity

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Bruce Hibbard
Bruce E . Hibbard

Adjunct Associate Professor
Division of Plant Sciences

E-mail: hibbardb at missouri dot edu
Web site: Hibbard Lab
Research: Biology, pest/ host interactions, and chemical ecology of major corn insect pests, especially as they relate to resistance management

Timothy Holtsford
Timothy P. Holtsford

Associate Professor
Division of Biological Sciences

E-mail: holtsfordt at missouri dot edu
Research: Floral evolution; systematics; molecular evolution.

 
Toni Kazic
Toni Kazic

Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science

E-mail: kazict at missouri dot edu
Research: Using corn phenotypes to model data network

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Abraham Koo
Abraham J. Koo

Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemisty

E-mail: kooaj at missouri dot edu
Research: Study of small signaling molecule-mediated defense responses against biotic stress and lipid metabolism in plant.

Dmitry Korkin
Dmitry Korkin

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science

E-mail: korkind at missouri dot edu
Web site: Korkin Lab
Research: Structural 2 and computational biology of protein interactions and larger protein assemblies

Laszlo Kovacs
Laszlo G. Kovacs

Professor
Missouri State University

E-mail: LaszloKovacs at MissouriState dot edu
Web site: Center for Grapevine Biotechnology
Research: Molecular basis of plant-pathogen interactions in grapevine

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Hari Krishnan
Hari B. Krishnan

Adjunct Professor
Division of Plant Sciences

E-mail: krishnanh at missouri dot edu
Research: Modification of soybean seed composition; rhizobium-soybean symbiosis

 
Mannie Liscum
Mannie Liscum

Associate Dean of the Graduate School
Division of Biological Sciences

E-mail: liscumm at missouri dot edu
Web site: Liscum Lab
Research: Environmental and homeostatic regulation of growth and development

 
Bruce McClure
Bruce A. McClure

Professor
Department of Biochemisty

E-mail: mcclureb at missouri dot edu
Research: Cell-cell interactions in pollen recognition and rejection

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Michael McMullen
Michael D. McMullen

Adjunct Professor
Division of Plant Sciences

E-mail: mcmullenm at missouri dot edu
Web site: McMullen Lab
Research: Genetic, biological, and molecular basis of agronomic traits in maize

Paula McSteen
Paula McSteen

Associate Professor
Division of Biological Sciences

E-mail: mcsteenp at missouri dot edu
Research: Plant developmental genetics; role of auxin in development; evolution of development

David Mendoza-Cozatl
David G. Mendoza-Cozatl

Assistant Professor
Division of Plant Sciences

E-mail: mendozacozatld@missouri.edu
Research: The mobilization, accumulation, and transport of trace metals (zinc, iron, copper, cadmium) between roots, leaves and seeds.

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Jan Miernyk
Jan A. Miernyk

Adjunct Professor
Department of Biochemisty

E-mail: miernykj at missouri dot edu
Research: Protein targeting and folding in plants, organelle biogenesis, post-translational modifications

Jeanne Mihail
Jeanne Mihail

Professor
Division of Plant Sciences

E-mail: mihailj at missouri dot edu
Research: Biology and ecology of plant-fungal interactions

Melissa Mitchum
Melissa G. Mitchum

Associate Professor
Division of Plant Sciences

E-mail: goellnerm at missouri dot edu
Web site: Mitchum Lab
Research: Genetic and molecular analysis of plant-nematode interactions

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Brian Mooney
Brian Mooney

Associate Director
Charles W. Gehrke Proteomics Center

E-mail: mooneyb at missouri dot edu
Web site: Charles W. Gehrke Proteomics Center
Research: Proteomics using advanced mass spectrometry and 2D gel electrophoresis

 
Harley Naumann
Harley D. Naumann

Assistant Professor
Division of Plant Sciences

E-mail: naumannhd at missouri dot edu
Research: Physiology of bioactive forage plant secondary metabolites and their role in plant-animal interactions.

Kathleen Newton
Kathleen J. Newton

Professor
Division of Biological Sciences

E-mail: newtonk at missouri dot edu
Research: Plant molecular genetics and mitochondrial genetics

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Henry Nguyen
Henry Nguyen

Endowed Professor
Division of Plant Sciences

E-mail: nguyenhenry at missouri dot edu
Web site: Center for Soybean Biotechnology
Research: Molecular genetics and soybean biotechnology

 
Mel Oliver
Mel J. Oliver

Adjunct Professor
Division of Plant Sciences

E-mail: olivermj at missouri dot edu
Research: Identification and functional characterization of genes and processes common to all forms of dehydration tolerance in plants

 
Stephen Pallardy
Stephen G. Pallardy

Professor Emeritus
Department of Forestry

E-mail: pallardys at missouri dot edu
Research: Plant water relations and physiological plant ecology

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Scott Peck
Scott C. Peck

Associate Professor
Department of Biochemisty

E-mail: pecks at missouri dot edu
Research: Proteomics of protein phosphorylation and protein kinases; signaling and secretion during host-pathogen interactions

J. Chris Pires
J. Chris Pires

Associate Professor
Division of Biological Sciences

E-mail: piresjc at missouri dot edu
Research: Phylogenetics and genome evolution of polyploid plants.

Joseph Polacco
Joseph C. Polacco

Professor Emeritus
Department of Biochemisty

E-mail: polaccoj at missouri dot edu
Research: Nitrogen and nitric oxide metabolism in plants

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Douglas Randall
Douglas D. Randall

Professor Emeritus
Department of Biochemisty

E-mail: randalld at missouri dot edu
Research: Metabolism, signal transduction, protein kinases and phosphorylated proteins in plants

 
James Schoelz
James E. Schoelz

Professor
Division of Plant Sciences

E-mail: Schoelzj at missouri dot edu
Research: Environmental and genetic factors that influence pathogenicity and host range of plant viruses

Jack Schultz
Jack C. Schultz

Professor and Director
Bond Life Sciences Center

E-mail: schultzjc at missouri dot edu
Web site: Schultz-Appel Lab
Research: Plant response to insects and microbes; plant ecological responses and constraints; how plants detect different stimuli and organize stimulus-specific biochemical responses

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Robert Sharp
Robert E. Sharp

Professor and Director
Interdisciplinary Plant Group

E-mail: sharpr at missouri dot edu
Web site: Sharp Lab
Research: Plant physiology; regulation of root and shoot growth responses to drought

Chi-Ren Shyu
Chi-Ren Shyu

Professor and Director
MU Informatics Institute

E-mail: shyuc at missouri dot edu
Web site: MU Informatics Institute
Research: Visually observe phenotype analysis, repetitive and ultra-conserved sequences, protein structure databases, data mining and knowledge discovery

Gary Stacey
Gary Stacey

Endowed Professor
Division of Plant Sciences

E-mail: staceyg at missouri dot edu
Web site: Stacey Lab
Research: Functional genomics of plant-microbe interactions and plant development

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Jay Thelen
Jay J. Thelen

Associate Professor
Department of Biochemisty

E-mail: thelenj at missouri dot edu
Research: Proteomics and phosphoproteomics of seed development in oil seeds

 
John Walker
John C. Walker

Professor and Director
Division of Biological Sciences

E-mail: walkerj at missouri dot edu
Web site: Walker Lab
Research: Molecular mechanisms regulating cellular signaling in plants

 
Dong Xu
Dong Xu

Professor and Chair
Department of Computer Science

E-mail: xudong at missouri dot edu
Web site: Digital Biology Laboratory
Research: 2 and computational biology of protein structure prediction, high-throughput biological data analysi, computational proteomics, and in silico studies of plants and microbes

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Shuqun Zhang
Shuqun Zhang

Professor
Department of Biochemisty

E-mail: zhangsh at missouri dot edu
Research: MAP kinases and signaling in plant defense responses

Zhanyuan Zhang
Zhanyuan Zhang

Director
Plant Transformation Core Facility

E-mail: zhangzh at missouri dot edu
Web site: Plant Transformation Core Facility
Research: Improving transformation technologies in soybean and maize